Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Internal Medicine
  • Tropical Diseases

Administrative Appointments


  • Health Consultant Overseas Programs, Ford Foundation (1995 - 2011)
  • Paul Rogers Ambassador to US Congress, US Congress (2008 - Present)
  • Director of Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • Director, Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, Stanford University Site (2009 - Present)
  • Senior Associate Dean of Global Health, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • Fellow, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2011 - Present)
  • Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute (2011 - Present)
  • Senior Fellow, Woods Institute (2011 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Humanitarian Award, Migration and Refugee, Catholic Services (1981)
  • Best Doctors in America, Peer Selection--conducted by Connolly-Castle (1996-2010)
  • President, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2001-2002)
  • Distinguished Teacher's Award, Yale University (2002)
  • Institute of Medicine Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences (2002)
  • Ben Kean Medal, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2010)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Councilor, National Council for American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1991 - 1996)
  • Chair, ASTMH Committee for Certification Exam in the United States (1993 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, Global Health Corps (2008 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, Harmony in Health, Borneo, Indonesia (2009 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, Foundation for Advancement of International Education (2009 - Present)
  • Founding Board Member, Consortium of University for Global Health (CUGH) (2009 - Present)
  • Board Member, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) (2010 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, NIH-Fogarty Center (2012 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:Yale School of Medicine (1983) CT
  • Residency:Yale School of Medicine Appointments (1981) CT
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1980)
  • Residency:Yale - New Haven Hospital (1980) CT
  • Medical Education:Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1977) NY
  • Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Rheumatology (1983)
  • Chief Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medicine (1981)
  • Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medicine (1980)
  • Internship, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medicine (1978)
  • Diploma, Walter Reed Hospital, DC, Tropical Medicine (1980)
  • M.D., Albert Einstein College (AOA), Medicine (1977)
  • A.B., Bryn Mawr College (Magna cum laude), A.B. (1974)

Community and International Work


  • Global Scholars program, Uganda, Borneo,Bangladesh,Eritrea,Liberia,Haiti,South Africa,Liberia

    Topic

    Education in Subsaharan Africa

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Twinned with various overseas institutions

    Populations Served

    adult

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Stanford Global Fellows, Haiti, Uganda,Liberia,Eritrea,Liberia.Borneo

    Topic

    Global Health

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Makerere University - Uganda, Tugela Ferry - South Africa, Orotta Medical School - Eritrea

    Populations Served

    underserved

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Michele Barry, MD, FACP is the Senior Associate Dean for Global Health and Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health. As a co-Founder and co-Director of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar Award,she has sent over 1000 physicians overseas to underserved areas to help strengthen health infrastructure in low resource settings. She also is current co-PI of two NIH initiatives: Global Health Equity Scholars Program and the NIH-MEPI to twin University of Zimbabwe Health Sciences with Stanford. As a past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, she led an educational initiative in tropical medicine and travelers health which culminated in diploma courses in tropical medicine both in the U.S. and overseas, as well as a U.S. certification exam. Dr. Barry is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Science. She also sits on the the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities involved in Global Health (CUGH) and the Foundation for Advancement in International Education (FAIMER).
Areas of scholarly interest include ethical issues involving research overseas, clinical tropical medicine, emerging infectious diseases, problems of underserved populations and globalization’'s impact upon health in the developing world.'

Publications

Journal Articles


  • Treating hepatitis C in lower-income countries. New England journal of medicine Jayasekera, C. R., Barry, M., Roberts, L. R., Nguyen, M. H. 2014; 370 (20): 1869-1871

    View details for DOI 10.1056/NEJMp1400160

    View details for PubMedID 24720680

  • High prevalence of chronic kidney disease in a community survey of urban Bangladeshis: a cross-sectional study. Globalization and health Anand, S., Khanam, M. A., Saquib, J., Saquib, N., Ahmed, T., Alam, D. S., Cullen, M. R., Barry, M., Chertow, G. M. 2014; 10 (1): 9-?

    Abstract

    The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) will rise in parallel with the growing prevalence of type two diabetes mellitus in South Asia but is understudied. Using a cross-sectional survey of adults living in a middle-income neighborhood of Dhaka, Bangladesh, we tested the hypothesis that the prevalence of CKD in this group would approach that of the U.S. and would be strongly associated with insulin resistance.We enrolled 402 eligible adults (>30 years old) after performing a multi-stage random selection procedure. We administered a questionnaire, and collected fasting serum samples and urine samples. We used the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation to estimate glomerular filtration rate, and sex-specific cut offs for albuminuria: > 1.9 mg/mmol (17 mg/g) for men, and >2.8 mg/mmol (25 mg/g) for women. We assessed health-related quality of life using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-12 (SF-12).A total of 357 (89%) participants with serum samples comprised the analytic cohort. Mean age of was 49.5 (± 12.7) years. Chronic kidney disease was evident in 94 (26%). Of the participants with CKD, 58 (62%) had albuminuria only. A participant with insulin resistance had a 3.6-fold increase in odds of CKD (95% confidence interval 2.1 to 6.4). Participants with stage three or more advanced CKD reported a decrement in the Physical Health Composite score of the SF-12, compared with participants without CKD.We found an alarmingly high prevalence of CKD-particularly CKD associated with insulin resistance-in middle-income, urban Bangladeshis.

    View details for DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-10-9

    View details for PubMedID 24555767

  • High prevalence of type 2 diabetes among the urban middle class in Bangladesh BMC PUBLIC HEALTH Saquib, N., Khanam, M. A., Saquib, J., Anand, S., Chertow, G. M., Barry, M., Ahmed, T., Cullen, M. R. 2013; 13

    Abstract

    The prevalence of type-2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are increasing in the developing world; we assessed their prevalence among the urban middle class in Bangladesh.In this cross-sectional survey (n = 402), we randomly selected consenting adults (? 30 years) from a middle-income neighborhood in Dhaka. We assessed demography, lifestyle, and health status, measured physical indices and blood pressure and obtained blood samples. We evaluated two primary outcomes: (1) type-2 diabetes (fasting blood glucose ? 7.0 mmol/L or hemoglobin A1C ? 6.5% (48 mmol/mol) or diabetes medication use) and (2) insulin resistance (type-2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome using International Diabetes Federation criteria).Mean age and Quételet's (body mass) index were 49.4 ± 12.6 years and 27.0 ± 5.1 kg/m²; 83% were married, 41% had ?12 years of education, 47% were employed, 47% had a family history of diabetes. Thirty-five percent had type-2 diabetes and 45% had metabolic syndrome. In multivariate models older age and family history of diabetes were significantly associated with type-2 diabetes. Older age, female sex, overweight or obese, high wealth index and positive family history of diabetes were significantly associated with insulin resistance. Participants with type-2 diabetes or insulin resistance had significantly poorer physical health only if they had associated cardiovascular disease.The prevalence of type-2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome among the middle class in Dhaka is alarmingly high. Screening services should be implemented while researchers focus on strategies to lessen the incidence and morbidity associated with these conditions.

    View details for DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1032

    View details for Web of Science ID 000329293000002

    View details for PubMedID 24172217

  • An ethics curriculum for short-term global health trainees GLOBALIZATION AND HEALTH Decamp, M., Rodriguez, J., Hecht, S., Barry, M., Sugarman, J. 2013; 9

    Abstract

    Interest in short-term global health training and service programs continues to grow, yet they can be associated with a variety of ethical issues for which trainees or others with limited global health experience may not be prepared to address. Therefore, there is a clear need for educational interventions concerning these ethical issues.We developed and evaluated an introductory curriculum, "Ethical Challenges in Short-term Global Health Training." The curriculum was developed through solicitation of actual ethical issues experienced by trainees and program leaders; content drafting; and external content review. It was then evaluated from November 1, 2011, through July 1, 2012, by analyzing web usage data and by conducting user surveys. The survey included basic demographic data; prior experience in global health and global health ethics; and assessment of cases within the curriculum.The ten case curriculum is freely available at http://ethicsandglobalhealth.org. An average of 238 unique visitors accessed the site each month (standard deviation, 19). Of users who had been abroad before for global health training or service, only 31% reported prior ethics training related to short-term work. Most users (62%) reported accessing the site via personal referral or their training program; however, a significant number (28%) reported finding the site via web search, and 8% discovered it via web links. Users represented different fields: medicine (46%), public health (15%), and nursing (11%) were most common. All cases in the curriculum were evaluated favorably.The curriculum is meeting a critical need for an introduction to the ethical issues in short-term global health training. Future work will integrate this curriculum within more comprehensive curricula for global health and evaluate specific knowledge and behavioral effects, including at training sites abroad.

    View details for DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-9-5

    View details for Web of Science ID 000315939700001

    View details for PubMedID 23410089

  • Reuters - Opinion, The Great Debate Internet access is a vital healthcare tool Barry, M. 2013
  • Reflecting on Short-Term International Service-Learning Trips ACADEMIC MEDICINE Crump, J. A., Decamp, M., Barry, M., Sugarman, J. 2013; 88 (1): 10-11

    View details for DOI 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182753f25

    View details for Web of Science ID 000312795900009

    View details for PubMedID 23267221

  • High Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic among the Urban Middle class in Bangladesh BMC Public Health Barry, M. 2013; 13:1032 (October)
  • Transient Facial Swellings in a Patient With a Remote African Travel History JOURNAL OF TRAVEL MEDICINE Richardson, E. T., Luo, R., Fink, D. L., Nutman, T. B., Geisse, J. K., Barry, M. 2012; 19 (3): 183-185

    Abstract

    We present a case of Loa loa infection in a patient, 21 years after visiting an endemic area for only 4 days. To our knowledge, this case represents the longest time for the diagnosis of loiasis to be made post-exposure in a traveler and emphasizes that even short exposures can place travelers at risk.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2012.00612.x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000303197900009

    View details for PubMedID 22530826

  • Health Technologies and Innovation in the Global Health Arena NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE Sinha, S. R., Barry, M. 2011; 365 (9): 779-782

    View details for Web of Science ID 000294405200002

    View details for PubMedID 21879894

  • Short-Term Global Health Research Projects by US Medical Students: Ethical Challenges for Partnerships AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE Provenzano, A. M., Graber, L. K., Elansary, M., Khoshnood, K., Rastegar, A., Barry, M. 2010; 83 (2): 211-214

    Abstract

    Recent interest in global health among medical students has grown drastically, and many students now spend time abroad conducting short-term research projects in low-resource settings. These short-term stints in developing countries present important ethical challenges to US-based students and their medical schools as well as the institutions that host such students abroad. This paper outlines some of these ethical issues and puts forth recommendations for ethically mindful short-term student research.

    View details for DOI 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0692

    View details for Web of Science ID 000280694300003

    View details for PubMedID 20682858

  • GLOBAL HEALTH Fifty Years of US Embargo: Cuba's Health Outcomes and Lessons SCIENCE Drain, P. K., Barry, M. 2010; 328 (5978): 572-573

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.1189680

    View details for Web of Science ID 000277159800024

    View details for PubMedID 20430999

  • Ethics and Best Practice Guidelines for Training Experiences in Global Health Am J Trop Med Hyg Crump JA, Sugarman J, Barry, M et al 2010; 83 (6): 1178-1182
  • The US Trade Embargo Against Cuba Turns 50: Health Consequences Science Drain P, Barry M 2010; 328: 572-573
  • Talking Dirty-The Politics of Clean Water and Sanitation NEJM Barry M, Hughes J. 2008; 359 (8): 784-787
  • The Tail End of Guinea Worm - Global Eradication without a Drug or Vaccine NEJM Barry M 2007; 356 (25): 2561-2564
  • Suburban Leptospirosis: Atypical Lymphocytosis and Gamma-delta T cell response. Clinical Infectious Diseases Barry M, Wisnewski A, Matthias M, Inoye S, Vinetz J. 2006; 43 (Nov 15): 1306
  • Presidential Address - Disease without borders: globalization's challenge to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: A call for public advocacy and activism. Am J Trop Med Hyg Barry M 2003; 69 (1): 3-7
  • The International Health Program: The fifteen year experience with Yale University's Internal Medicine Residency Program. Am J Trop Med Hyg Gupta A, Wells C, Horwitz R, Bia F, Barry M. 1999; 61 (6): 1019-1023
  • Treatment of a Laboratory Acquired Infection of Sabiá Virus. NEJM Barry M, Armstrong L, Russi M, Dembry L, Geller D, Tesh R, Gonzalez JP, Khan A, Peters CJ. 1995; 333: 294-296
  • Zimbabwe: Health care changes after independence and transition to majority rule. JAMA Barry M, Cullen M, Thomas JEP, Loewenson R. 1990; 263 (5): 638-640
  • Ethical considerations of human investigation in developing countries: The AIDS dilemma. NEJM Barry M. 1988; 319 (16): 1083-1086

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